January 5

Statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic overturned in Malmo

After weeks of vandalism, the statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has finally been overturned.
January 4

US men's soccer team cancels plan to train in Qatar

The U.S. men's soccer team has canceled its plan to train in Doha, Qatar, from Jan. 5-25 "due to the developing situation in the region."
January 4

Sudan's women pursue soccer dream, challenging conservatives

All her life, Elham Balatone wanted to play soccer — like her brothers, like the boys on her street. But in the Sudan where she grew up, women could be flogged for wearing pants, let alone soccer shorts. She heard all the reasons why she had to give up her dream. It's a Muslim country; the uniform is inappropriate; the sport was meant for men.
January 3

Impeachment, immigration, Brexit: How 2019 looked in charts

For many reasons, 2019 was historic. The U.S. House impeached the president for the third time in history. The most diverse slate of Democrats ever…
January 3

Injuries pile up as EPL managers vent at festive workload

It's tough to know who had the bigger workload during a Premier League festive period perhaps like no other - the players or the clubs'…
January 3

Ancelotti bids to reverse Everton's derby-day fortunes

Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti was setting the scene for the latest Merseyside derby against Liverpool when he trotted out a cliché seemingly used for any…
January 3

Ibrahimović welcomes 'top-level challenge' at AC Milan

Zlatan Ibrahimović is giving himself six months to see if he can still play elite-level soccer with one of Europe's storied clubs.
January 1

Replay dominated sports in 2019, and expect more this year

From the moment two officials failed to throw a flag for obvious pass interference on a play that helped decide the NFC championship — stunning the players, coaches and millions of fans — officiating and replay became a constant theme in 2019.
December 31, 2019

Chelsea records $128 million loss, turnover up

Chelsea has recorded a loss of 96.6 million pounds (around $128 million) for the year ending June 30.
December 31, 2019

Sports losses in 2019: Newcombe, Robinson, Starr, Havlicek

They ran the next legs, taking the baton from Jackie Robinson as black players claimed their place in the game.One was on the mound for…
December 31, 2019

Plays of the year: 2019 had a flair for the dramatic

Thousands of pro games, hundreds of thousands of college games, millions of high school games and billions of youth-league, rec-league, bar-league and whatever other sort…
December 30, 2019

Beckham's Inter Miami taps Diego Alonso as first coach

David Beckham's new MLS team finally has its first coach, with Inter Miami hiring Diego Alonso.
December 30, 2019

Sports quirks in 2019: Golf balls, oddballs, watches, pants

Sometimes the general managers and player personnel directors on Mount Olympus look down on some lucky soul and declare: This is your moment.Consider Dale Cohen,…
December 29, 2019

West Ham brings back Moyes for another survival mission

Discarded for not being the "high-caliber" manager desired by West Ham, David Moyes was brought back by the east London club on Sunday for a second spell in charge.
December 29, 2019

Liverpool 50 games unbeaten at home with 1-0 win v Wolves

Liverpool extended its unbeaten home run in the Premier League to 50 games with a 1-0 win against Wolverhampton in a scrappy match on Sunday where two video replays went in the runaway league leader's favor.
December 27, 2019

AC Milan's fans banking on Ibrahimovic to rescue ailing club

Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is returning to help his struggling former club AC Milan, which is reeling from a humiliating defeat and languishing way behind…
December 27, 2019

Suspended Spanish game to end with no fans after Nazi insult

The Spanish second-division soccer match suspended at halftime after fans called a player a "Nazi" will be concluded behind closed doors.
December 26, 2019
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Loons 2020 schedule released, includes six games on national TV

The Loons' 2020 regular season schedule, released Thursday, includes what portends to be a chilly four-game homestand in March and early April.
December 25, 2019

Barca and Madrid lead in Spain at winter break despite flaws

Even though Barcelona and Real Madrid have yet to dominate like in past seasons, the two heavyweights are at the top of the Spanish league for the winter break.
December 25, 2019

Inter, Lazio bid to end Juve's 8-year grip on Serie A title

Dygualdo, LuLa or Immobile?The Serie A title race could come down to which team has the best strike force.Juventus has the superstar trident of Paulo…

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